Mississippi ranks first nationally in food insecurity, with 22 percent of the population lacking reliable, consistent access to affordable and nutritious food. UMMC is partnering with the Mississippi Urban League and the Mississippi Food Network to provide a food pantry for patients who have emergency needs.
During Give Kids a Smile Day, School of Dentistry faculty, staff and students provided free dental care to hundreds of children from elementary schools in Jackson. The effort demonstrated one of the Medical Center's unique roles of service to the community.
The latest findings from the landmark Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial show that aiming for a blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg may help older adults ward off mild cognitive problems as they age.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming weeks at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.